Minnesota Discovery Center

Ernest A. Lamppa, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:
location:Rank: Staff sergeant, 97th Finance Disbursing Unit, continental United States and European Theater.
enlistment date:June 6, 1943
place enlisted:Fort Snelling, MN
discharge date:Oct. 30, 1945
place discharged:Fort Snelling, MN
decorations: European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
Service Star(s)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
history:Ernest states: "First assignment was in Thatcham, England, to pay troops. Shipped out to France in July and opened our finance office in Rennes. Moved on to Brest, France, November, 1944. Only combat engineers there to pay for two months and then to Compiegne, France, to pay troops at replacement center who were going into battle. Left Europe in late August to return to States."
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project (2004?), p. 166; (2) Embarrass Victory Aides Newsletter Collection. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:April 27, 1922
birth place:
home town:Embarrass, MN
date of death:Oct. 12, 2011
father:Yalmar Lamppa
mother:Amanda Lamppa (nee Aittama)
siblings:Elmer Elma Eleanor Martha Carl Lylla Esther Ella

Last update: 8/29/2016